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NFL Draft Trades: Redskins Come Out Ahead On Points Scale In Deal With Jaguars

So the Washington Redskins actually did it. They actually traded down in the 2011 NFL Draft, acquiring the No. 16 pick and the No. 49 pick from the Jacksonville Jaguars in exchange for the No. 10 pick. In the process, Mike Shanahan did what few expected him to do. He passed on the chance to take a quarterback, allowing the Jaguars to take Blaine Gabbert instead.

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Time will tell as to whether this was a good trade for the Redskins. However, there is one system that has already given the Redskins a win on the trade: the NFL Draft Pick Points Chart. According to the chart, the Redskins acquired more points than they traded away.

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No. 10 pick: 1,300 points

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No. 16 pick: 1,000 points

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No. 49 pick: 410 points

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The Redskins therefore have 1,410 points coming in and 1,300 points going out. By a very crude measure, they have won the trade. Let's rejoice!

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